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Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

25 November 2020

Swale in Kent continues to have the highest rate, followed by Thanet and Hull.


Scottish Government defeated again over refusal to publish Salmond legal advice

Scottish Government defeated again over refusal to publish Salmond legal advice

Scottish Government defeated again over refusal to publish Salmond legal advice

25 November 2020

The Scottish Parliament has voted for a second time to demand the government hand over legal advice about its unlawful investigation of Alex Salmond.


Gigabit pledge scale back ‘a blow to rural communities’

Gigabit pledge scale back ‘a blow to rural communities’

Gigabit pledge scale back ‘a blow to rural communities’

25 November 2020

The Government has climbed down on an election commitment of gigabit-capable broadband to every home by 2025, instead aiming for ‘a minimum of 85%’.


Johnny Depp refused permission to appeal against High Court libel judgment

Johnny Depp refused permission to appeal against High Court libel judgment

Johnny Depp refused permission to appeal against High Court libel judgment

25 November 2020

The actor can apply directly to the Court of Appeal to overturn a judgment which found allegations he assaulted Amber Heard were ‘substantially true’.


Minister resigns amid furious backlash from MPs over plans to slash aid budget

Minister resigns amid furious backlash from MPs over plans to slash aid budget

Minister resigns amid furious backlash from MPs over plans to slash aid budget

25 November 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the Government would slash the budget to 0.5% of gross national income in 2021.


Police give ‘advice’ to I’m A Celebrity over use of non-native insects

Police give ‘advice’ to I’m A Celebrity over use of non-native insects

Police give ‘advice’ to I’m A Celebrity over use of non-native insects

25 November 2020

A spokesman for North Wales Police said producers have been spoken to about ‘set management and biosecurity’.


Close contact with loved ones may deliver ‘a deadly dose of virus’, warn experts

Close contact with loved ones may deliver ‘a deadly dose of virus’, warn experts

Close contact with loved ones may deliver ‘a deadly dose of virus’, warn experts

25 November 2020

Scientists urge caution after Christmas bubble plan announced.


Mother who suffered miscarriages says Meghan’s story ‘brings subject to fore’

Mother who suffered miscarriages says Meghan’s story ‘brings subject to fore’

Mother who suffered miscarriages says Meghan’s story ‘brings subject to fore’

25 November 2020

Kathryn Sheppard suffered four pregnancy losses and lost five babies before the birth of her daughter Rebecca in 2013.


Undisclosed papers would have ‘destroyed’ Lockerbie bomber case, court told

Undisclosed papers would have ‘destroyed’ Lockerbie bomber case, court told

Undisclosed papers would have ‘destroyed’ Lockerbie bomber case, court told

25 November 2020

A third appeal against the conviction of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi over the 1988 atrocity is under way in Edinburgh.


Seven historic milestones in the latest economic forecasts

Seven historic milestones in the latest economic forecasts

Seven historic milestones in the latest economic forecasts

25 November 2020

The UK is facing its biggest slump since the early 1700s.


Public sector workers angered by ‘slap in the face’ pay squeeze

Public sector workers angered by ‘slap in the face’ pay squeeze

Public sector workers angered by ‘slap in the face’ pay squeeze

25 November 2020

Public sector workers earning below the median wage of £24,000 will receive a pay rise of at least £250.


Spending Review should have focused more on creative sector, Sunak told

Spending Review should have focused more on creative sector, Sunak told

Spending Review should have focused more on creative sector, Sunak told

25 November 2020

The Chancellor spoke about the economic devastation caused by coronavirus in his address to the Commons.


Tier 1 had ‘little impact’ on Covid-19 transmission, study suggests

Tier 1 had ‘little impact’ on Covid-19 transmission, study suggests

Tier 1 had ‘little impact’ on Covid-19 transmission, study suggests

25 November 2020

Researchers say the real problem lay with regions not being allocated to the most appropriate tier swiftly enough.


Audit uncovers slavery links to Welsh heritage

Audit uncovers slavery links to Welsh heritage

Audit uncovers slavery links to Welsh heritage

25 November 2020

The research also found there were few Welsh people of black or Asian heritage commemorated across Wales.


Mail-order mistletoe service racks up rise in sales despite lockdown

Mail-order mistletoe service racks up rise in sales despite lockdown

Mail-order mistletoe service racks up rise in sales despite lockdown

25 November 2020

The direct-to-customer service offers bespoke bunches and door wreaths.


Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review: What you need to know

Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review: What you need to know

Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review: What you need to know

25 November 2020

The key questions after the Chancellor delivered his Spending Review to the House of Commons.


Salmond requests help from Scottish Government to pay for legal expenses

Salmond requests help from Scottish Government to pay for legal expenses

Salmond requests help from Scottish Government to pay for legal expenses

25 November 2020

The former first minister’s lawyers have written to Deputy First Minister John Swinney and civil servant Lesley Fraser to ask for assistance.


Spending cuts or tax rises? The choices facing Sunak to balance the books

Spending cuts or tax rises? The choices facing Sunak to balance the books

Spending cuts or tax rises? The choices facing Sunak to balance the books

25 November 2020

Office for Budget Responsibility figures have revealed the damage done to the public purse by coronavirus.


Scientists call for decade of research to better understand deep seas

Scientists call for decade of research to better understand deep seas

Scientists call for decade of research to better understand deep seas

25 November 2020

The programme will be named Challenger 150 to mark the 150th anniversary of the HMS Challenger.


Argentina World Cup winner Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Argentina World Cup winner Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Argentina World Cup winner Diego Maradona dies aged 60

25 November 2020

The former national team manager had been in hospital after surgery to remove a blood clot on the brain.


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